Webinar Series – Parasitic Diseases in Horses (Part 1)

Venue: On-Demand Webinar Series
Contact Hours: 4 hours
Course Language: English
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Parasitic Diseases in Horses (Part 1) (Recorded October 2020)


Book Part 1 (Webinar Series) & Part 2 (Panel Discussion) together and receive a discount!


The webinar series, entitled Parasitic Diseases, reviews the conditions currently recognised as the principal parasitic syndromes seen in horses. Established and novel approaches to diagnostic testing, therapeutic pharmaceuticals, anthelmintic resistance and farm management for optimum parasite control are all discussed in depth. In conclusion there is a thought-provoking assessment of the truths, half-truths and complete fiction of equine parasitology as interpreted by horse owners.

The lecture on 'Parasitic Diseases in Horses' gives a broad overview on larval cyathostominosis, small intestinal ascarid impactions, tapeworm-associated colic, and non-strangulating intestinal infarction. It will summarize the scientific evidence behind each of these clinical syndromes and their risk factors, pathophysiology and briefly touch on treatment protocols and often expressed concerns when treating parasitized horses with effective larvicidal anthelmintics.

The webinar on 'Equine parasite diagnostics' will describe currently recommended techniques for determining fecal egg counts and explain relevant diagnostic parameters. Recently emerged or emerging diagnostic techniques such as anti-tapeworm antibody ELISAs and an ELISA for measuring antibodies to encysted cyathostomin larvae will be presented and discussed.

The webinar on 'Principles of anthelmintic therapy' will describe current occurrences of anthelmintic resistance in equine parasites, and briefly discuss mechanisms of resistance development. Evidence-based approaches for parasite control will be described, taking into account important factors such as horse age, climate, seasonality, and levels of anthelmintic resistance.

The seminar on 'Common myths and misconceptions in equine parasite control' will list a number of commonly encountered myths and misconceptions, and outline how the large body of evidence either does not support these, or points in a very different direction.


Webinar Series Registration:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The registration fee includes extensive electronic course notes. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance after having viewed the webinar, please get in touch with us and we will send it to you electronically. After having taken and passed a multiple-choice question quiz, an additional certificate can be provided which confirms that the quiz was successfully completed. This certificate may then be used to request accreditation points from your local governing body / Veterinary Medical Association.

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    Martin Nielsen
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVM, Dipl.EVPC

    Denmark, United States

    European Specialist in Veterinary Parasitology, American Sepcialist in Veterinary Microbiology
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    Dr. Nielsen graduated with his DVM degree from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark in 2001. He spent three years in equine veterinary practice before joining graduate school. He received his Ph.D. in equine parasitology at University of Copenhagen in 2007, and served as assistant professor there until 2011.

    He then joined the M.H. Gluck Equine Research Center at University of Kentucky where he now serves as associate professor and holds the title of Schlaikjer Professor in Equine Infectious Disease.

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